Heart-Healthy Ingredients to Pack in Your Children’s Lunchboxes

February 26th, 2014

In honor of American Heart Month, we’ve been covering some matters of the heart, including how to promote heart health in our children. Today, we’re talking about packing heart-healthy lunches to fuel their minds, bodies, and spirits all throughout the school day. Check out these 10 ingredients to rotate through your child’s lunchbox to keep […]

NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Funding Opportunity

January 10th, 2011

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a new organization aiming to help schools help themselves by getting kids to focus on a combination of physical activity and healthy nutrition choices on a daily basis. Is your school planning on or already participating in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program sponsored by the NFL? If […]

Healthy Holiday Recipes

December 13th, 2010

Holiday Pudding Cups A light delicious treat which is fruitful, festive, and requires very little work. Plus it is in its own dish, so less clean up after a holiday party. Ingredients: 1pkg Philo dough (thawed) 1pkg JELLO instant vanilla pudding (regular or sugar free) Milk (for pudding) ¼ cup Pomegranate ¼ cup Strawberry (sliced) […]

Sharing the Good News…

November 18th, 2010

I want to share an enjoyable moment with you.  Recently, I was in Sacramento to film a discussion on physical activity promotion in schools organized by the California Department of Public Health’s Project LEAN.  When the video is posted online, I’ll let you know. While we were waiting in the “green room” before the filming […]

Schools Add Skateboarding to Kids Classes

November 2nd, 2010

Not too long ago, schools and city councils across the United States were at odds with skateboarders. Yet skateboarding has still remained a very popular sport amongst children and young adults. Schools across the United States are revamping their P.E. curriculum and exchanging traditional competitive team sports for more alternative and individualized sports such as skateboarding.

SPARK Supports White House Task Force Report on Childhood Obesity

May 19th, 2010

In February, First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within one generation. As part of this effort, President Barack Obama established the Task Force on Childhood Obesity to develop and implement an inter agency plan that details a coordinated strategy, identifies key benchmarks, and outlines an action […]

Q&A with Healthy Kids Challenge

January 14th, 2010

January is finally here, and with it comes the usual list of well-intentioned New Years resolutions. For many of you, that means attempting to eat more nutritiously and live a healthier life, and here at SPARK we’re no different. But what about our students? Do we really believe they’re making the same healthy commitments? And […]